Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line offers cruises that both adults and kids can enjoy. Adults can enjoy the many activities and amenities that make up Carnival’s party at sea, and kids can enjoy Camp Ocean, Circle “C”, and Club o2, all of which cater to different age ranges. There are also rope courses, mini-golf, ping-pong tables, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and plenty of other sports options to keep people of all ages entertained. Itineraries cost as low as $689 USD per person (before taxes and fees) for 8-day cruises across Italy, Sicily, France, and Barcelona.
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Holland America Line
With options for both kid-friendly and non-kid-friendly ships, Holland America Line is a super affordable way to get exactly the kind of cruise experience you’re after. Adults can enjoy the refined atmosphere and low passenger-to-crew ratio that Holland America Line has become known for whereas kids can enjoy sing-along story times and even ice cream eating competitions. You can set out to sea for as low as $699 USD per person (before taxes and fees) for a 14-day cruise across Portugal and Italy.
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Free sailing for kids under 11 (and even kids 12 to 17 on certain trips), affordable itineraries, and plenty of adult-activities make sailing with MSC Cruises the perfect getaway on a budget. Parents can relax in the adults-only pools while kids enjoy theaters showing 4D movies — essentially a combination of a rollercoaster and a normal movie theater. Passengers can enjoy 4-day cruises across Germany, France, and the UK for as low as $239 USD per person (before taxes and fees). It’s worth noting, however, that MSC caters primarily to European cruisers and there are only a few departure ports in North America.
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